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Kitchen Tour: White Galley Kitchen

A U-shape kitchen is redesigned into this galley-style space, with distinct workstations, high-quality materials, and a design that optimizes natural light.


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    • Remodeled Galley Kitchen

      This architect husband and designer wife decided to collaborate on an update of their own kitchen. Drawing on the architecture of their home -- a Craftsman bungalow -- and on an appreciation for different styles, the homeowners combined new and old looks to turn a small, blah space into a bright and inviting place to enjoy with their young daughter.

    • Kitchen Cabinets

      To complement the architectural character of their home, the homeowners chose painted wood cabinetry. The units in the work core have full-overlay doors and slab-front drawers.

    • Galley Layout

      What had been a 10x10-foot, U-shape space became a galley layout that opens into the adjacent family room. The two-wall scheme puts the range, microwave oven, and pantry on one side of the room, with the sink, dishwasher, and refrigerator on the other. A curved peninsula serves as a smooth segue to the family room (an addition to the back of the house), a bar area for parties, a casual eating spot, and a boost to everyday function.

    • Laminate Countertops

      The old kitchen's gray walls and gray plastic laminate countertops gave way to lighter and brighter tiles and white quartz-surfacing.

    • Tips for Galley Kitchens

      Get ideas for making the most of this hardworking layout.

    • Plentiful Windows

      Connections to the outdoors were a top priority for the homeowners. An abundance of glass, both in windows and in cabinets, helps maintain a feeling of openness and assures that there's always something interesting -- indoors and out -- to look at. A bank of windows in the family room brings light and views into the kitchen.

    • Smart Kitchen Storage

      Streamlined storage ranked high on the couple's wish list. On this wall alone, they found clever and stylish ways to store dishes, wine, a computer, books, and -- in the cabinet underneath the bookshelves -- a TV with stereo equipment. The homeowners believe that custom built-ins are the best solution for an older home. They let you work with odd-size openings and existing utility locations.

    • Whimsical Kitchen Design

      Bursts of bright color in fabrics and accessories, fun lighting and seating shapes, and a few odd artifacts give the space a sense of whimsy, part of the homeowners' design philosophy. They suggest using simple designs and colors that make you feel happy and relaxed.

    • Cabinet Doors

      The cabinetry adds a touch of color in a soft, soothing way. Perforated steel panels in the cabinet doors above the pantry and laundry closets provide needed ventilation.

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      Subtle Cabinet Style

      Family room cabinets keep the painted-wood look, but there's a shift from full-overlay doors and drawers to full inset (or flush). Because full overlay doors are easier to build, they were less expensive than full inset doors. The combination of the two styles complements the home and the couple's lifestyle.

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